19th Poetry
"La Pluma y la Palabra"

In Spanish only

Friday, April 22, 2011 (1:30pm-3:30pm)

at the Library of Congress

Mary Pickford Theater  -  3rd Floor, James Madison Building

Independence Ave. & 1st Street, SE, Washington, DC

(Capitol South Metro Station – ‘Orange’ and ‘Blue’ Lines)

Saturday, April 23, 2011 (2pm-8pm)

at Casa de la Luna

4020 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20011

(Georgia Ave/Petworth Metro Station – Green Line)

The 19th Poetry Marathon celebrates

the centenary of the poets

Gabriel Celaya (Spain, 1911-1991)

Emilio Adolfo Westphalen (Peru, 1911-2001)

The visiting poets who are bringing us and other faithful devotees of poetry the freshest in Hispanic poetry: Médar Serrata (Dominican Republic), Verónica Zondek, Omar Lara (Chile), Gustavo Adolfo Garcés (Colombia), Rafael Bordao (Cuba), Kary Cerda (Mexico), Vanessa Droz (Puerto Rico), and María Ángeles Maeso (Spain).

In this “celebration of words,” renowned Spanish-language poets are accompanied by audience members of all ages who recite, read or interpret their own work or that of well-known authors. This is the only Spanish-language poetry marathon in the country!

• Free Admission [Donations gratefully accepted]

• Free street parking

• Book show and sale

• Cash Bar

If you would like to share your own poetry in Spanish with the audience, or read your favorite poem, please send it by fax at 202-291-2357 or email: info@teatrodelaluna.org by April 15 (space is limited.)

Photos courtesy of Kary Cerda

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Friday, April 22

Library of Congress

1:30 - 3:30 pm

Library of Congress - Presentation of Poets' Books - Dialogue on Hispanic Poetry Today - Presentation of Poems and Comments by Poets and the Public [Mary Pickford Theater  -  3rd Floor, James Madison Building]

Saturday, April 23

Casa de la Luna

2:00 - 2:10 pm

Opening – Centenary Celebration of de Gabriel Celaya & Emilio Adolfo Westphalen

First Round of Invited Poets

2:10 - 2:45 pm (First Group)

Rafael Bordao
Kary Cerda
Vanessa Droz
Gustavo Garcés

2:45 - 3:20 pm (Second Group)

Omar Lara
María Ángeles Maeso
Médar Serrata
Verónica Zondek

3:20 - 4:00 pm

The People's Voice: 1st Open Mike Session (previous sign up)

4:00 - 4:20 pm

Presentation of the poets in the anthology Al pie de la Casa Blanca Luis Alberto Ambroggio & Carlos Parada

4:20 - 4:50 pm 

Invited poets from Washington, DC, with books published

Consuelo Hernández
Gladys Ilarregui

Ricardo Ballón

4:50 - 5:10 pm 

Presentation of the Salvadoran poetry group "Alta hora de la noche"

5:10 - 5:35 pm

The People's Voice: 2nd Open Mike Session (previous sign up)

Second Round of Invited Poets

5:35 - 6:10 pm (First Group)

Rafael Bordao
Kary Cerda
Vanessa Droz
Gustavo Garcés

6:10 - 6:45 pm (Second Group)

Omar Lara
María Ángeles Maeso
Médar Serrata
Verónica Zondek

6:45 - 7:20 pm

The People's Voice: 3rd Open Mike Session (previous sign up)

7:20 - 8:00 pm

The People's Voice: Poems from all corners of the theater

8:00 pm

Farewell - Poetry is a festivity that transforms us and makes the world a better place in which to live.